Health Blog

News and helpful articles

MY HEAD HURTS, IS IT A TENSION HEADACHE?

Does your head ever feel like an elastic band has been tightly wrapped around it? This is how many sufferers of Tension Headaches describe the sensation. Generally, headaches are nothing to worry about! But we talk you through the red flags to be aware of – in case your headache is a sign of something more sinister…

HRT: HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY

For millions of women experiencing the symptoms of menopause every year in the UK, HRT provides significant relief during this often difficult time. We run you through the workings of this therapy, who can take it and when.

Private Coronavirus Antibody and Swab Testing now available.

Find out more

MORNING SICKNESS

“How am I supposed to eat for two if I constantly feel sick?!” We answer this question, and many more, in today’s blog tackling Morning Sickness as part of our Women’s Health Week!

SUPPLEMENTS: FRIEND OR FOE?

Are you constantly seduced by marketing campaigns telling you what you should take during your pregnancy? If you’d like to know which supplements to take without the fuss and frills, check out today’s article on the topic.

NEW SERVICE: Remote testing now available. Buy online without seeing a GP!

Find out more

PREGNANCY TESTING: THE MOST IMPORTANT PEE OF YOUR LIFE!

If you’ve ever looked at the pregnancy test aisle of a pharmacy, you’ll know that there can be an overwhelming number of options to choose from. So what’s the difference between them all?! And what about the blood test for pregnancy? We run you through everything you need to know on the world of pregnancy testing…

TOP TEN MYTHS ABOUT THE CONTRACEPTIVE PILL

Oral contraceptives were introduced almost 50 years ago, and over 100 million women currently use them. But how much do you really know about the pill?

Is your cervical screening overdue? It’s time to book a smear test!

Book a cervical screening

Stay fit and healthy with a private health screening.

Find out more

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW, ABOUT THAT MONTHLY VISIT FROM AUNT FLO

Most people are very familiar with the monthly phenomenon that is a woman’s periods. And every woman’s experience of this is different: from heavy to light; irregular or like clockwork; painless to pain-free. But what makes a period ‘normal’, and what are the signs that something ‘not quite right’ down there?

VAGINAL DISCHARGE: WHAT’S NORMAL & WHAT’S NOT?

The ultimate question women regularly ask: is vaginal discharge normal? The short answer is yes! But sometimes, unusual vaginal discharge can be a sign of something wrong ‘down there’. To know what’s abnormal, you must first recognise what’s normal! So, we give you the low-down on all there is to know about vaginal discharge.

We offer full body mole checks and mole removals. Visit our private dermatologist today

Find out more

WHAT EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT UTERINE FIBROIDS

The female reproductive system can do wonderful things, but can also be the source of gynaecological problems for many women. It’s thought that up to 80% of women will develop fibroids by the time they turn 50, although most women won’t develop any symptoms. For information on when to worry and symptoms to look out for, read today’s blog on Fibroids.

OVARIAN CANCER

As part of LDC’s Women’s Health Awareness Week, we’ll be covering many different aspects of the topic: from everyday, harmless conditions such as vaginal thrush, to more serious conditions such as gynaecological cancers. Today we focus on Ovarian Cancer.

Speak to our doctors in confidence about anxiety, stress, depression and other mental health problems.

Book an appointment